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Game #4603

Monday, 14 February 2000

Attendance: 31,591

Won

Premier League

8th (+1)

Middlesbrough

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Riverside Stadium

Villa record successive 4-0 victories to extend their unbeaten Premier League run to eight.

Middlesbrough

0-4

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Julian Joachim | 11โ€™ | Alan Wright | 75โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Benito Carbone, set Villa on the way to another strong win, Monday, 14 February 2000.

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 11โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Benito Carbone, Assist by Julian Joachim
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Middlesbrough 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 63โ€™ Sub off, Paul Merson, Sub on, Lee Hendrie
โšฝ | 65โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Benito Carbone
โšฝ | 70โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Julian Joachim
๐Ÿ” | 73โ€™ Sub off, George Boateng, Sub on, Ian Taylor
โšฝ | 75โ€™ Goal, 4-0, Julian Joachim, Assist by Alan Wright
๐Ÿ” | 84โ€™ Sub off, David James, Sub on, Neil Cutler ๐ŸŸข ๐Ÿ”ด
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Middlesbrough 0-4 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Having scored four goals in the League for the first time this season last time out, Villa repeated the trick away from home to lift them to seventh in the table and lead them unbeaten in nine Premier League games.

Goalkeeper Neil Cutler made his sole Villa appearance aged 23 as a substitute for David James. Cutler joined from Chester City in November 1999 and moved on to Stoke City in July 2001 without added to his appearances. Cutler went on to become a key figure in Villaโ€™s backroom staff in the 2020โ€™s under Dean Smith.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Middlesbrough

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Middlesbrough

Previous 5 vs. Middlesbrough: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1999-00 |
Matchday | #36 |
League Game | #25 |
Manager Game | #93 |
Monday, 14 February 2000

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
Referee: Alan Wilkie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Chester-le-Street | 1988-2000
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 4-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Alan Wilkie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Chester-le-Street | 1988-2000
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 22 January 2000, Villa 0-0 Chelsea, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Middlesbrough

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Alan Wilkie

TEAM NEWS

Gareth Southgate replaces Colin Calderwood.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.94 |

Oldest Player |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 31.93 |

Youngest Player |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 18.99 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Bryan Robson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK David James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Gareth Southgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M George Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
F Benito Carbone | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ | โšฝ |

Middlesbrough

GK Marlon Beresford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Colin Cooper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Gary Pallister | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Curtis Fleming | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Gianluca Festa | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Juninho Paulista | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Mark Summerbell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Keith O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Paul Gascoigne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿคก | ๐Ÿ” |
M Paul Ince | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Andy Campbell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 63โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M George Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 73โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | GK Neil Cutler | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐Ÿ”ด | for GK David James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 84โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Curtis Fleming | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | (M Neil Maddison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Keith O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | (CF Alun Armstrong | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Paul Gascoigne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Phil Stamp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Richard Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Ben Roberts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jason Gavin | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 9/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 14/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 7/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

GK Neil Cutler | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

GK Neil Cutler | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"When Carbone doubled his tally, quickly followed by two predatory strikes from Julian Joachim as the home defence went awol, the acrimony returned thick and fast.โ€œ

*The Guardian*
Tuesday, 15 February 2000

Another unedifying chapter in the life and times of Paul Gascoigne was chiselled into footballโ€™s hall of infamy here last night as his self-destructive streak resurfaced to end his season almost before it had begun.

The Middlesbrough midfielder was left with a broken left arm and no one to blame but himself, after announcing his return to first-team duty with a moment of madness that simply defied comprehension on another torrid Teesside night for Bryan Robson. Once again there were tears before bedtime, sympathy was in short supply. Experience has clearly taught Gascoigne precious little, for the challenge on George Boateng that left another substantial question mark hanging over his future was an act of violence.

One win in Boroโ€™s previous 10 Premiership games had meant an ignominious tumble into the relegation quicksand, with their manager Bryan Robson admitting in his programme notes that โ€œrelegation was a realityโ€ and the chairman Steve Gibson breaking with protocol this week to express his first signs of dissatisfaction about the minimal return on his multimillion-pound investment.

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Hence the return of Paul Gascoigne after the bout of influenza that had rendered him unfit for training but apparently well enough to catch the Mike Tyson circus in Manchester. Once a decorated heavyweight himself, the artist formerly known as Englandโ€™s best footballer was accorded a reception born out of misguided adulation by the home supporters.

Kevin Keegan was there to watch his progress as well, but Gascoigneโ€™s night lasted little more than 40 minutes after he flattened Boateng, the visiting midfielder, with a forearm smash that Giant Haystacks would have been chuffed with. It was seemingly missed by the referee Alan Wilkie but, as with Gascoigneโ€™s infamous contribution to the 1991 FA Cup final, it backfired spectacularly as it rapidly became apparent he had been a victim of his own recklessness. Yet again English football was treated to the depressing sight of Gascoigne being carried off on a stretcher, attempting with little success to conceal a tear-stained face.

It was widely assumed Keegan was at the Riverside to run the rule over Paul Merson on a caustic night for the Villa forward against his former employers. After his messy departure the atmosphere brimmed with vitriol, but it was not long before the ire of the home supporters was redirected at their own players.

Few were exempt from the criticism that rained down from every corner of the stadium once Gianluca Festa had been caught in possession to present Benito Carbone with the opportunity to fire Villa into an 11th-minute lead. The bitter irony was that the two Italians had been close allies since their days together at Internazionale, but the breakdown in relationships was becoming a theme for the night.

As the news filtered through the ground the mood became one of depression. But when Carbone doubled his tally, quickly followed by two predatory strikes from Julian Joachim as the home defence went awol, the acrimony returned thick and fast. โ€œRobson, whatโ€™s the score?โ€ inquired the home fans. But this will be remembered as another of those Gazza nights.